UPDATE: Be sure to watch Part 2 of this video, filmed 6 months later in the same spot!
My role at Microsoft changed slightly this morning. I've got from being a dude on a team to being a dude with a team. I'm not sure if it's a big change or a medium change. There's no sack of money, although I think they put "Lead" at the end of my title and I get a copy of Halo 4*.
I wasn't sure if this would be a big deal or not, so I figured I'd ask a guy I respect a great deal, Chris Sells. Chris is a guy who has been in the community for years and is well though of. He gets lots done so I figured I'd ask him how my life will change by managing a team. Here's what he had to say, over lunch at the food court. (Note that Chris and I are both remote and live in Oregon, so that's ANOTHER reason I wanted to talk to him.)
* not really.